EPA sets limit for toxic pollutants released into waterways

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  • Pig Frizzle Tremonton, UT
    Oct. 1, 2015 2:58 p.m.

    HVH & ETB:
    EPA started 02-Dec-1970
    Gold King Mine 1887~1922, permitted until 2005.
    Animas started a long time ago (rough estimate)

    The 'Evil, Earth-Hating Corporation' (EEHC), that you wish to blame this on, had done what was required of them by the EPA to keep the permit of operation to 2005 (Currently held by the Golden-based San Juan Corp. (aka: EEHC)), thus having a permit to operate meant they were in compliance.

    The EPA continues to add regulations & requirements over the years, so yes (based on the EPA R&R as of today), the EEHC, if still operation, might be out of compliance.

    The EEHC had created the settlement/dilution ponds that were required to release the water to the Animus river.

    The Animas river spill was created by the EPA plugging & backing-up the waters (Ref. Dave Taylor, Farmington, NM letter to editor of The Silverton Standard and The Miner newspaper, 30-Jul-2015).

    Those that believe that Big Government is the end-all, be-all to their lives will only be ruled by those in power.

    To quote a famous Frenchman "Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time!"


  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 1, 2015 11:45 a.m.

    Animas River: If it weren't for the EPA, that toxic sludge would have been pouring into the river for the last 100+ years, without any sort of responsibility from the mining company who created it.
    Boom, drops mic, walks off stage.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Oct. 1, 2015 11:05 a.m.

    Pig Frizzle said: "Animas River! Boom! (mic drop, walk off stage)"

    So a mess left by a corporation, for the American tax payer to clean-up, that is accidentally spilled is the equivalent of purposefully dumping toxins in waterways to increase profits?

    This is why conservatives can't be takin' seriously, complete ignorance of facts, history, or civic's is common and even encouraged, by other simple minds on the radio and tv.

  • Pig Frizzle Tremonton, UT
    Oct. 1, 2015 10:17 a.m.

    Animas River!
    Boom! (mic drop, walk off stage)

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 1, 2015 9:35 a.m.

    The EPA is the greatest threat to America. Pollution on the other hand is great for business, great for American, great for those with Asthma, great for causing Autism.
    I want to swim in a river that catches fire due to pollution. How neat would that be?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 1, 2015 8:57 a.m.

    EPA is the greatest threat to America.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    Sept. 30, 2015 3:28 p.m.

    "EPA sets limit for toxic pollutants released into waterways"

    Uh oh . . . Looks like the EVIL Federal government is up to it's old tricks again . . . Denying the FREEDOM of corporate polluters to make huge profits by poisoning Americans.

    The EPA is not even in the Constitution, is it?